• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.

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  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.

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Nancy  Fox-Kilgore
MS

Author, frequent speaker and a university continuing education teacher, Nancy specializes in PTSD and various forms of family abuse. She is a faculty member for GAPRA, the Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression, and consults for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, and California Alcohol and Drug Department. Her books serve as national models for battered women's shelters, agencies, and university studies, and for continuing education certification for police officers, psychologists, and social workers.

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